Anyone have good suggestions for phone / app friendly play by post platforms or tools? The Masks game I play with my daughter and two of her friends hit a real high note with the most recent session, but it looks like we won’t be able to get back to the table until almost mid-August. […]
I’ve been GMing the same Masks game for over a year. Before that, there was a PBTA-based Star Wars game that ran for over thirty sessions. This isn’t to establish bona fides – I just want to point out I really like running PBTA stuff – as a game system, the mechanics suit me better […]
As most of you know, I finished up a Fate game about a month ago that ran via Google Hangouts and the Roll20 plugin (session videos here). I’d originally thought it would run around 6 sessions (my rough estimate for a face to face tabletop environment with ~3.5 hour sessions), and it ended up at […]
So. Yeah. Here’s a post. Apologies to those waiting on posts. Triple apologies to the guys in EvE, whom I haven’t even seen in like a week and a half. Kids are awesome, but some weeks are less awesome than others.
Randy’s running this low-powered supers-in-Gotham thing. Interesting background. Interesting atmosphere. Running it with Mutants and Masterminds, which is a 3.x d20 riff. I’ve been feeling a vague hankering for supers stuff. (Dear City of Heroes — go Free to Play. Signed, Me.) I expressed an interest, came up with a concept, dug around on the […]
Got a chance to go back and play some Mouse Guard this weekend with Dave and Margie and Kate and Ka(y/therine). This session was a continuation of action that took place in “Not much Use as a Postmouse” and “A New Route to Ivydale”. Margie’s character Lucia was still Angry from the last session, so […]
Twitter. The final frontier new hotness. These are the transcripts of gaming nerds, trying to discuss involved game sessions using nerd jargon, in 140 characters or less. After Wednesday night’s PTA game (where we are now 4/6 on our season of Ironwall), Tim (cyface) tweeted: cyface A good game of #sg-pta last night. Had to […]
((The title of this session is a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the finest, most awesome line in the new Mouse Guard collection, Winter 1152.)) A player couldn’t make our ongoing PTA season this week, so the remaining players and I opted to do a one-shot with Mouse Guard. Since chargen takes quite a bit of time […]
Wow, it’s been awhile since this episode aired, but as Episode 2 is playing tonight, I thought I’d better get a summary down. I covered the pilot episode of this post-apocalyptic, fairies-are-back-and-they’re-pissed, survival drama here, in case you’re looking to get caught up. Previously on Ironwall: Shot of Sienna going all black magic scary in […]
I don’t have anything against DnD 4e. In my opinion, it’s a big step up – a real evolution – from the 3rd edition rules. I don’t have anything against the folks in the monthly game of DnD 4e that I play in. They’re all decent enough folks. I like my character. I like the […]
So last night we got got together to work through the Pitch Session for a new Primetime Adventures game. ((For those who don’t know, Primetime Adventures is a game meant to emulate action/melodrama television shows. The purpose of play is to create a short-run television series (5 or 9 episodes) driven by the Issues of […]
As I’ve said before, I’ve wanted to play Shadows Over Camelot for quite a long time. Two and a half years, probably. This desire hit a fairly significant road block in that neither I nor anyone I knew owned the game, and the price tag on the box discouraged whim-purchase. I thought I’d found a […]
Wednesday night rolled around, and we were set to play In a Wicked Age. This was going to be my fourth or so time running the game, the second time for both Tim and Chris to play (revisiting the same characters) and the first time for both Meera and Randy. Participant background It’s not unimportant […]
Kate picked up Shadows Over Camelot for me this week, which is a game I’ve desperately wanted every since I read this thread on Story Games, over two and a half years ago. I’m (not so) secretly hoping I can finagle a way to play this a couple times this weekend.
Haven’t updated in a week or so with anything, so here’s just a few thoughts and updates. Generally, I didn’t do much of any gaming in November, due to NaNoWriMo. MMO WoW’s Wrath of the Lich King is out. I haven’t gotten the update yet and haven’t been on the game since very very early […]
Penny Arcade writes about our current gaming schedule. It’s a fact of the Holiday Season that gaming schedules take a kick in the junk (though I don’t have the heart to go back and look at how many game sessions I actually played in 2008, they way I did for 2007 — it would be […]
I’m seriously thinking about this camera (thirty bucks, so… less than a tank of gas), plus Skype (free), for in-home video conferencing. It’ll be more and more useful as Kaylee gets older and I need some remote face-time, but for gaming? Yeah, I’m seriously thinking about this. Maybe just as a test run if enough […]
… or, to be fair, a Gaming-widow in general. I’ve been giving my Google-calendar a workout for the last couple days, because although I am a gamer of many different colors and stripes, I have traveled down the road of life-imbalance quite a few times since the early 90s (oh, those early MUDs and MUSHes; […]
When shall we get our reality-bending Amber Pulp on, chilluns?
So one of the players coming by on Friday to make up a character for our spirit of the century game “The Century Club Presents…” writes: “What year do we start in? I need to know if soap operas exist yet.”
It’s a Spirit of the Century-palooza. First, we had a character generation shindig down at Lee and De’s for Nine Princes in Pulp (Amber, with a thick layer of pulpy goodness), and now… “The Century Club Presents…” is (a) a fictional pulp periodical that tells the heroic tales of the Century Club and (b) a […]
I left my journal/notebook at home today (along with a bunch of otther stuff I should have remembered), which included all my detailed notes on the happenings at ForgeCon Midwest, which I attended this weekend. Without the notes, I’ll just hit a few highlights: Contrary to my grandiose plans, I didn’t end up playing one […]
So a couple weeks ago, Alexander the Hoax (long story) talked me into going to the Forge Midwest gaming convention. That’s good. The scheduling of games for the convention, which usually numbers about fifty people, is REALLY informal. Totally. There’s a thread on the Forge forum where people say what they want to play, and […]
When shall we wrap up the Shadow Shard TF #4? Saturday or Sunday evening? Chime in below, and ring the bell quickly.
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I posted something on the Alliance boards about finding a time to finish this up. To quote: Got most of the way through the Fourth Shard TF last night, with Malcalypse, Psi-Clone, Amorpha, Puck Bunny, Sword, Hang Time, Noelle, and a very helpful tanker named Monstress. In the wee hours, as we were considering the […]
What? Shadow Shard Task Force 4 Where? Shadow Shaaaard When? This weekend, prolly eveninks Why? We wants it, precious How? cf. Hook, crook. Who’s in(terested)? (Note: War Bones is unavailable — we’ll need a tank.)
The guy who wrote PrimeTime Adventures (Matt Wilson) is working on a new game called Galactic! The game takes place… let’s ballpark it and say 5000 years or so in the future — where a world of humans has discovered that they are the last survivors of a disaster, one that all but destroyed a […]
Game stuff, both in the recent past and upcoming: CoX stuff — not a lot. Got Dolmen to 20. Ran a TF with Bear Claws. The end. Running a one-shot face to face Freebooters game using The Shadow of Yesterday on Wednesday with (mostly) some Indie-RPG folks who happen to be from Denver. Should be […]
I know some folks are off the grid for the long holiday, so for Monday Munchies, I thought it might be cool to run a couple task forces — maybe get one crew to run Synapse and another to run Positron. Clearly, this would be an Influence-churning scheme, rather than XP, but it seems like […]